Hiking and Mountaineering in Europe

Hiking holidays in Europe

Europe’s natural scenarios and wildlife offer absolutely fantastic hiking holidays and surprise many. Europe’s green nature forms the setting for some beautiful surroundings, and if you find the exciting nooks and crannies, our lovely continent can be the destination for the most unique hiking routes. Despite the fact that Europe is the second smallest continent in the world, there is no shortage of experiences when traveling around. The countries of Europe offer a varied and exciting nature, interesting cultures across the countries, as well as many other exciting experiences. From Western Ireland to Southern Italy, the continent has exciting routes that are definitely worth exploring.

Hiking holiday in France

France’s stunning surroundings provide the setting for an exciting destination that can definitely take your trekking journey to new heights. In France you will find the magnificent mountain range, Mont Blanc, which with its 4,807 meters, is the highest mountain in Western Europe. Tourist offers fantastic trekking routes around Mont Blanc’s beautiful mountain valleys and steep slopes, which lead you through up to seven valleys and three countries – France, Italy and Switzerland. This beautiful mountain range is one of Europe’s gems that is without a doubt worth a visit. It is a good and safe trekking route, which takes you through different terrains and gives you the opportunity for fantastic views. France is certainly a destination not to be missed.

Hiking in Italy

The beautiful Italy, with its southern part of Europe, is a wonderful destination for travelers. With coastlines, specializing in wine and cooking and beautiful scenery, Italy is an obvious destination. But what many do not know is that Italy also forms the framework for some amazing natural scenarios. On Tourist’s trekking routes on Mont Blanc, you get the opportunity to experience the Italian part of the beautiful and huge mountain range. Beautiful Italy also offers wonderful trips in Tuscany or the Cinque Terre – or Sicily with the opportunity to see the Italian volcanoes Etna and Stromboli, which are the focal point of our travels to this part of Italy.

Other hiking routes in Europe

According to countryaah, Europe, especially East Europe offers different nature and beautiful scenery, and especially if you move towards Ireland, also called ‘the green island’, you will see nature like you can not experience anywhere else in the world. The green idyll allows you to trek through the green highlands with overnight stays in cozy pubs, which gives you the feeling of real Irish ambiance. Tourist also offers trips to the vast Caucasus, the beautiful mountain range that lies between Europe and Asia, and which is 100 km long and 180 km wide. Trekking in this area is a hit as the beautiful mountain sides create unforgettable natural scenarios.

Mountaineering in Europe

From our safe environment in Denmark, Europe can seem unusually flat. Let us take you on an unforgettable journey to some of Europe’s angular areas, where the peaks peak in the thin layers of air, and altitude and snow can be an exciting challenge. With our finger on the pulse, we continuously adapt our mountaineering journeys based on our and fellow travelers’ experiences. We believe in knowing the best recipe for a successful journey to the top. That is why we have, among other things, made our very own route on Mount Elbrus.

Elbrus, Caucasus

5,641 meters • Technical difficulty: 2 • Physical form: C

When the trip goes to Mount Elbrus in the Caucasus, it is via our own specially designed mountain route. Mount Elbrus is a great offer on where in Europe you can experience amazing mountain peaks. When you go out on “Tourists Elbrus”, we meet in the Terskol area with our regular partners and friends, Gia and Max.

They guide us safely up Elbrus. At an altitude of 3,200 meters, a completely magical place is hidden, Lake Syltran, where not many other than Tourist’s guests move. Elbrus is Europe’s highest point and requires an ice ax, crampon and headlamp in the luggage.

Mont Blanc, France

4,807 meters • Technical difficulty: 3 • Physical form: C

Mont Blanc is among the slightly more technically challenging mountains. The mountain, which also houses a stage during the Tour de France, invites you close to the 5,000 meters in an alpine universe. Especially the last part of the route challenges us technically and makes demands on your physical shape.

The toughest challenge on Mont Blanc occurs at the end piece, which consists solely of glacier hiking. All of our mountain guides, who guide our fellow travelers to the tops of Mont Blanc, have either the IFMGA or UIAGM certificate.

Mountaineering in Europe